3 Action Alerts
1) Tuesday, December 1st – Actions Around Berkeley City Council Meeting
2) Wednesday, December 2nd – Plans for New San Francisco Jail
3) Wednesday, December 2nd – Picket to Support City College of San Francisco Faculty in Contract Negotiations
Tuesday, December 1
1) D 1, Tuesday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Actions Around Berkeley City Council Meeting (Three major items on agenda)
Actions are combined into one alert! Indybay and Facebook sites provided
– Council is trying to push through 6 new laws to further criminalize homelessness, above ordinances already passed.
– Report about Berkeley Police actions during the December 2014 Black Lives Matter protest.
– Urban Shield – Council members will be discussing city’s involvement and participation with Urban Shield
4:00pm, Rally / Speakout – Meet at Old City Hall (Liberty City, Berkeley City Hall Occupation)
Allston Way and MLK (nr Downtown Berkeley BART)
For Rally in support of Homeless Protest and Black Lives Matter
6:00pm, March – to Longfellow Middle School (led by the BLO)
6:30pm, Press Conference – Longfellow Middle School
7:00pm, City Council Meeting – Longfellow Middle School
FB – No to Urban Shield: https://www.facebook.com/events/797260987050030/
FB – March to Berkeley City Council Meeting:https://www.facebook.com/events/1642689142685414/1642702812684047/
FB – Berkeley Copwatch: https://www.facebook.com/events/548429061981049/
Wednesday, December 2
2) D 2, Wednesday, 10:00am, Speak Out Wednesday: Last Stand to Stop the New San Francisco Jail!
SF City Hall, Budget & Finance Committee
Speak out against the new jail. Join with the community in saying NO NEW JAIL in SF!
Ed Lee and his allies on the Board of Supervisors are under pressure to push the jail plan through as soon as possible
The Capital Planning Committee voted to move forward with the project, recommending the City accept the $80 million award from the state, authorize $215 million in high-interest loans, and authorize $11.3 million to purchase the property
The Budget and Finance Committee Meeting will decide details about SF accepting state money to build the proposed jail.
Attend the meeting
Call Supervisors Farrell (Budget Finance Chair) and Breed (Board President) on Monday! Insist that they postpone the hearings so there is time for a budget analysis, a hearing on alternatives to jail expansion, and community input.
Supervisor London Breed – (415) 554-7630
Supervisor Mark Farrell – (415) 554-7752
It is unacceptable to move forward with a jail that promotes the repression of the City’s most marginalized residents. Of those imprisoned in San Francisco’s jails:
- 85% are pretrial; most are held because they cannot afford bail
- 56% are African American, and at least 70% are people of color
- 25% are homeless
Statistics: Californian’s United For a Responsible Budget
No New SF Jail Coalition / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/133313037033201/
3) D 2, Wednesday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Picket to Support CCSF Faculty in Contract Negotiations
City College of San Francisco, Ocean Campus
Ocean Ave. & Howth (gather on Ocean Ave. side)
Join faculty, students, staff and community in a picket to tell the CCSF administration to negotiate a good contract with faculty to provide wages on par with other area colleges, and with no cuts to classes. Bring Signs
- The administration is offering an unacceptably low salary restoration for fulltime faculty, but none for part-timers.
- With plans to cut classes by as much as 26%, the future of many jobs is in question, especially for part-timers, while the remaining classes will increase in size and faculty salary will be based on “productivity” (class size).
- As pay and working conditions worsen and class sizes increase, students’ learning conditions are also eroded.
–Organized by the Ad Hoc Committee of Rank and File Faculty